Riverside a bit on the ‘soggy side’

While Lancashire were the “raining champions” in first-class cricket in 2010, it was Durham – the former winners of Division One of the LV County Championship – who were the county side most affected by rain in one-day cricket last summer, losing almost 17% of their playing time in limited-overs contests.

In contrast, Lancashire were one of the sides to lose very little time in one-day matches last summer, with the Red Rose county losing a mere 1.95% of playing time. Only Sussex lost fewer overs in 2010, with South Coast neighbours Hampshire – the winners of the Friends Provident t20 competition – also losing just 2.44% of playing time.

Somerset, who were the runners-up in both the 20 and 40 overs competitions, also lost a mere 2.23% of  time, but across the Severn Estuary, Glamorgan faired worse with 12.13% of time being lost – both at home and away – with their total of lost time only being surpassed by Durham, Kent and Nottinghamshire.

The tables below show the percentage of time lost by each county in one-day cricket in 2010:

Derbyshire 3.83
Durham
16.94
Essex 8.18
Glamorgan 12.13
Gloucestershire 5.13
Hampshire 2.44
Kent 13.38
Lancashire 1.95
Leicestershire 6.56
Middlesex 8.25
Northamptonshire
4.94
Nottinghamshire
13.04
Somerset
2.23
Surrey
8.06
Sussex
1.64
Warwickshire
4.89
Worcestershire
4.06
Yorkshire
3.98

About Andrew Hignell

Andrew Hignell was born in Gloucester, but raised and educated in Cardiff. He has supported Glamorgan Cricket since the early 1970s and was appointed the Club’s Statistician in 1982 and since 2004 has been their 1st XI scorer. Andrew has a doctorate in geography and taught for eighteen years before becoming Glamorgan’s scorer. Andrew has written over a dozen books on cricket and he is also the Secretary of the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians.
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